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Objectile records

Objectile records

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People

  • Bernard Cache (archive creator)
  • Objectile (Firm) (architectural firm)
  • Bernard Cache (architect)
  • Patrick Beaucé (artist)
  • Jean-Louis Jammot (software developer)

Title

Objectile records

Dates of creation

1993-2011

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • 5,558 digital files (2 GB)

Scope and Content

Series 1, Objectile, 1993 - 2011, relates to the firm’s activities, from the production of decorative panels to the management of daily business. This series includes born-digital material and chiefly dates from 2004-2008.

“Objectile” is a term first proposed by philosopher Gilles Deleuze in his book The Fold, published in 1988. It was used to name the research conducted by Bernard Cache and his associate Patrick Beaucé around the development of industrial means to produce “non-standard” objects. In his book Earth Moves (Terre Meuble), Bernard Cache describes non-standard objects as repeatable variations on a theme, such as a family of curves declining the same mathematical model. The randomness of their patterns recalls earth’s forms and curves, the way geography generates nature’s topography. Cache also wanted these folds and curves to express a relationship between the exterior (geography) and the interior (furniture) of architecture.

From these ideas, the firm Objectile was founded created to industrially produce and market those non-standard objects mostly taking the form of decorative panels. Those panels and other furniture were among the first objects to be computationally designed with computer-aided design software (CAD) and then industrially built through computer numerical control (CNC). The patterns were designed through unique algorithms that could endlessly be modified and personalized.

Materials in this series reflect the work of Objectile. This includes design and execution records for the different wooden panels and other furniture, which are primarily in still image and CAD formats (TopSolid, AutoCAD). There is also a significant body of material for the Objectile website (in HTML and XML formats). The series additionally includes textual documentation reflecting the administration of the firm, including accounting and legal documentation, as well as correspondence. These materials are in typical office formats and include email.

Reference Number

AP169.S1

Arrangement

Individual computer files were grouped into directories by topic during processing. The directories are not arranged.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP169.S1.001
    • Title: TopSolid models and photographs of digital models for Objectile panels and furniture
    • Dates of creation: 1993-2010
    • Form: born digital, photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bernard Cache (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2355 digital files (989 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Original directory name: "Production". Most common file formats: Windows Bitmap, Plain Text File, Unidentified, Portable Network Graphics, JPEG File Interchange Format

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    Bernard Cache, Objectile records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.

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    • Reference Number: AP169.S1.002
    • Title: Photographs of Objectile panels and furniture
    • Dates of creation: 2000-2011
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bernard Cache (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 114 digital files (309 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Original directory name: "Images". Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Tagged Image File Format, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed), Exchangeable Image File Format (Uncompressed), Microsoft Word Document

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    Bernard Cache, Objectile records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.

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    • Reference Number: AP169.S1.003
    • Title: Web pages for Objectile's website
    • Dates of creation: 1997-2011
    • Form: photographs, born digital, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bernard Cache (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2093 digital files (256 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Original directory name: "AP169.S1.003_Website". Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Hypertext Markup Language, Portable Network Graphics, Graphics Interchange Format, Extensible Hypertext Markup Language

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    Bernard Cache, Objectile records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.

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    • Reference Number: AP169.S1.004
    • Title: Bernard Cache Objectile email correspondence with subcontractors
    • Dates of creation: 1994-2010
    • Form: textual records, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bernard Cache (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 420 digital files (32 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Original directory name: "Communications". Most common file formats: Microsoft Word Document, WordPerfect for MS-DOS/Windows Document, Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook (xls), Acrobat PDF 1.2 - Portable Document Format, Graphics Interchange Format

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    Bernard Cache, Objectile records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.

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    • Reference Number: AP169.S1.005
    • Title: Financial statements for Objectile
    • Dates of creation: 1997-2010
    • Form: born digital, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bernard Cache (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 485 digital files (92 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Original directory name: "Accounting". Most common file formats: Acrobat PDF 1.3 - Portable Document Format, Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format, Acrobat PDF 1.2 - Portable Document Format, Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook (xls), JPEG File Interchange Format

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    Bernard Cache, Objectile records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.

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    • Reference Number: AP169.S1.006
    • Title: Contracts and other legal documentation for Objectile
    • Dates of creation: 2002-2010
    • Form: born digital, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bernard Cache (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 28 digital files (2 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Original directory name: "Legal". Most common file formats: Microsoft Word Document, OpenDocument Text, Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed), Rich Text Format

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    Bernard Cache, Objectile records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.

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    • Reference Number: AP169.S1.007
    • Title: Various business and management records for Objectile
    • Dates of creation: 2002-2010
    • Form: textual records, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bernard Cache (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 72 digital files (16 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Original directory name: "Various". Most common file formats: Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook (xls), Microsoft Word Document, Acrobat PDF 1.3 - Portable Document Format, Unidentified, Portable Network Graphics

    Credit line:

    When citing the collection as a whole, use the citation:
    Bernard Cache, Objectile records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    When citing specific collection material, please refer to the object’s specific credit line.

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